Our economy needs more women at the top. The Fabian Women’s Network has long campaigned for more diverse company boardrooms to promote equality, improve corporate governance and equip the uk for more sustainable growth. Research shows that bringing diversity into boardrooms leads to more sustainable profits and a more responsible approach to risk management: women seem to be less inclined to take high risks when under pressure. So appointing more women to management and leadership positions is a business imperative.
Women need role models. Having more women in top roles would encourage the rest of us to climb the career ladder and challenge gender stereotypes across society. This is why we welcome this publication on the Norwegian experience. Diversity in company boardrooms is an issue which Britain should put higher up the policy agenda.
Fabian Women’s Network are proud to support and sponsor Made in Norway: How Norwegians have used quotas to increase the number of women on company boards